Za Rodinu
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This example is one of the most famous ones, photographed during the delivery ceremony
The photo was shot on February 1, 1942, when they were delivered; they could be between the last MiG-3 even built.
The photo shows compressed air bottles on the ground, parachutes on the wings and wheel stops.
The characteristics are: 
  • late type with slats, probably armed with 2 ShVAK 20 mm guns;
  • uniform white uppersurfaces, with light blue undersurfaces (the undersurface color was interpreted as white by some authors, but it's probably due to snow reflex; the underwing star of the second aircraft of the photo is light too, and this demonstrates the presence of reflexes);
  • fixed tail wheel;
  • white propeller blades;
  • underwing rocket rails, without rockets;
  • "za rodinu" ("for homeland") slogan on both sides;
  • the color of the arrow and of the spinner is slightly darker than the stars; I have assumed a darker shade of red;
  • the stars on the fuselage sides are slightly rotated;
  • the inert gas pipe on the left side is visible on another image.

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A detail shot shows that: 
  • the second aircraft has the "Za Stalina" ("for Stalin") slogan on its side;
  • it differs from the first one for the slightly longer arrow, and the spinner with the same red as stars.
  • the third aircraft has the "Za partii bolshevikov"  ("for Bolshevik Party") slogan;
  • it is equipped with radio mast (but no radio box is visible);

  • the arrow is about as long as on the first aircraft.
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